I made the mistake of bidding on a Mobile P4, socket 478 1.6 Ghz processor and winning. Not a bad price, but I missed the mobile part. I have a regular socket 478 motherboard (Asus Rambus board). Can I use a regular heat sink on the processor (it has a much smaller contact on top, compared to normal processors)? It came with a notebook style heat sink, but it doesn't have the same mounting style as a regular motherboard. Are there other things to worry about? I noticed Crashman mentioned that you can bump the FSB to 800mhz?
Thanks for any help!
just to clarify, that's a 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 mobile, not a 1.6Ghz Pentium M, right?
Ummm... How do I tell the difference? According to Intel, it's both: "SL5YU = Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M".
It looks like it would fit in a regular socket 478, but it the top of the CPU is different from a normal desktop CPU. Instead of a metal plate covering the entire top, there is only a small square metal section in the middle. Would a regular heat sink work sitting on top of that?
Mobile product dont have the heat sink spreader as you are refering to as the metal plate. Heat sink on top will be fine just be careful with it. The heat sink spreader is put on to protect the cpu as well as disapate heat.
I dont know if it will work, but you can try it.
it's like an athlon xp, just be careful not to crush the chip with the heatsink. anyone know if voltage would be a problem? if a normal p4 requires more voltage and the motherboard defaults to that, it could damage the chip right?